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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1528 ratings

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Seyo
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3 stars OK, let's try to be more critical!

After a zillion times that I listened to "Snowgoose" in my younger years, and after carefully studying all the instruments, arrangement, production, cover image, the plot-line story "inspired by" the namesake novel, and a cult-like devotion to this work, let's break for a while!

In fact, this album is all too often boring, flat sounding, very lukewarm and lame. At times it comes close even to "elevator" muzak. Many themes are repeated in a circle and if you suffer from insomnia, listening to it may help. To my recent astonishment, even probably the best moment on the album, dynamic military marching rhythm with effective guitar solo of "Dunkirk" seems to be not very original idea, having already heard CURVED AIR's "Metamorphosis"!

But, don't be too threatened by this sort of negative review given by an "experienced" listener, though. "Snowgoose" is still recommended to all novices and beginners to classic prog and it remains an obligatory "lecture". Just be aware that there are better art works and that this one is hardly a "masterpiece".

Seyo | 3/5 |

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